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Travel across Moldova to enjoy their traditional food from each region - Zeama (chicken soup with noodles), Mamaliga (bread from corn flour), Friptura (stew), Placinte (potato pies), dumplings with sour cream, roasted rabbit with potatoes or pork kebab with roasted zucchini.
Arrival to the Chisinau International Airport, reception and transfer to the hotel. You will receive an information package with maps, guides and contact numbers.
For dinner, you can choose meals from Moldavian, Gagauz, Bulgarian or even Ukrainian cuisine. Overnight.
After breakfast, you will visit city tour of Chisinau. During the tour, you will discover pieces of the city’s gastronomic history and culture.
You can have lunch at Hanul lui Hanganu agro touristic pension from Lalova village. Here you can pick some vegetables from the garden, which will subsequently form the ingredients of the dishes. You will enjoy Zeama (chicken soup with noodles), Mamaliga (bread from corn flour) and Friptura (stew) and Placinte (potato pies).
In the afternoon, you will be greeted by the music of Tipova monastery bells, one of the Christendom cities on Nistru River. It is considered the oldest monastic settlement of Moldova. The complex, which comprises 18 rooms, dug into the rock at a dizzying height, is an impressive outdoor museum.
|Chisinau → Lalova||104 km||2hr|
After breakfast, you will have a walk in Calarasi Codri. Here, lost among the birch alleys, you can find the old monastery Hirjauca, the former summer residence of the bishop of Moldova.
You will continue the trip to Casa Parinteasca pension from Palanca village, where you will get to know the Moldovan traditional costumes and our ethnographic customs. Here you can bake bread in a wood-fired oven and enjoy homemade meals for lunch. Roasted lamb with scrambled eggs and dumplings with sour cream will be served with the best local wine, while the organic herbal tea, accompanied by quince jam will surprise you with an unrepeatable taste.
In Codri, you will find another treasure, Chateau Cojusna Winery. The wine tasting process at the cellars of Chateau Cojusna resembles to a time machine that transpose you in the times of the medieval court. Here, in one of the 4 tasting-rooms you will have the opportunity to become an expert in the offered wines.
|Chisinau → Palanca||80 km||1hr 25min|
After breakfast, the Adormirea Maicii Domnului Church of Causeni will be the first stop. It is the only church from Moldova that has walls decorated with medieval frescoes. You will most certainly notice that the church is buried halfway into the ground. This is explained by the prohibitions of the Tatar domination period, when Christian churches were not allowed to be higher than a soldier on the horseback.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Talmaza village in the Nistru valley. Here, besides the irrigated fields, where farmers grow ecological vegetables, vineyards occupy a special place. Talmaza is also the home of many artisans. Among their works, you can admire Tihon’s windmill, one of the few of its kind in Moldova.
The majority of locals actively practice hunting, therefore you can have the opportunity to taste many traditional game dishes like roasted rabbit with potatoes or pork kebab with roasted zucchini.
|Chisinau → Causeni||70 km||1hr 15min|
|Causeni → Talmaza||25 km||35min|
After breakfast, you can walk around Chisinau for a while and buy some of the Moldovan chocolate and pastry.
Later, transfer to the Chisinau International Airport to return home.
|Prices per person||3-6 pax|
Double Sharing Basis
Double Sharing Basis
|1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016||$520||$394|